[Update: Download link added] Xiaomi Mi 8 MIUI 12 stable update begins rolling out
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on July 30, 2020) follows:
Xiaomi has been steadily updating its devices with the stable MIUI 12 update. A lot of devices have already received it while many more are slated to get it. Xiaomi Mi 8 is one such device which is yet to bag the latest custom skin.
The Mi 8 was Xiaomi’s flagship device for 2018 which comes with the Snapdragon 845 SoC and Android 8 Oreo out-of-the-box. The OEM has already provided the Mi 8 with its two promised OS updates. This means that the device now runs on Android 10-based MIUI 11.
However, Xiaomi Mi 8 was due to receive the stable MIUI 12 update in the second round of the MIUI 12 rollout schedule. Now, it seems that the stable MIUI 12 update is rolling out to the Mi 8 units in China.
Many users are reporting on Weibo, China’s Twitter equivalent, that they are now receiving the stable MIUI 12 update on their Mi 8. While Xiaomi has not yet made any official announcements about the stable update being live, user reports suggest otherwise.
The screenshots shared by some users suggest that the update version V126.96.36.199.QEACNXM is indeed a stable one. Well, this isn’t confirmed yet as the OEM is yet to make an official announcement.
Meanwhile, if you have managed to get your hands on a Chinese Mi 8 unit and have also received the stable MIUI 12 update, feel free to drop a comment below to clear the air.
Also, be sure to check out our dedicated MIUI 12 update tracker in case you own a different Xiaomi device which is yet to bag the latest custom skin.
Update 1 (July 31)
We have now got our hands on the download link for the stable MIUI 12 update for the Xiaomi Mi 8. In case you want a fresh install, you can download the update from the link below:
- Device: Xiaomi Mi 8
- Codename: dipper
- Channel: China Stable
- Version: V188.8.131.52.QEACNXM
- Android: 10
- Type: Recovery
- Download: Link
- MD5: a855357838273a68267dd3067a27ae6a
- Type: Recovery
Here’s the full changelog for the update:
MIUI 12. Yours alone.
New: All-new physically based animation engine with advanced architecture will refresh your device’s look.
New: Dynamic window technology takes switching screen orientation to a new level.
Brand new visual design works for all types of content and languages.
Magazine-level layouts bring important things into the spotlight and make content structure clear.
New: Super wallpapers break physical boundaries and keep inspiring you with every touch.
Fix: Status bar colors weren’t displayed correctly in the Dark mode
New: MIUI 12 is the first Android-based mobile OS that went through the rigorous enhanced privacy protection testing.
New: Reset your device ID and control how it’s used based on virtual ID technology.
New: Grant permissions that will be used only while you’re using an app.
New: You can also grant permissions just once, and decide again next time a permission is required.
New: Restrict access to telephony to third party apps.
New: Return blank messages to the apps that require personal information.
New: Receive notifications whenever apps record audio, use camera, or access your location.
New: Use secure sharing to control what additional data is sent along with shared items.
New: Get comprehensive stats on how apps use permissions in app behavior history.
New: Visit privacy.miui.com to learn how MIUI protects your privacy.
Optimization: Apps aren’t allowed to launch other apps in the background now.
New: Pull down a notification sent by a messenger app to turn it into a floating window.
New: Floating windows keep apps running in the foreground even when you pause to do other things.
New: You can minimize a floating window using a full screen gesture.
New: You can open an app in a floating window directly from Recents.
Optimization: Press and hold an app preview in Recents to choose between Split screen and floating windows.
AI Call Assistant
New: Mi AI can answer your calls now!
New: You can record a customized greeting that will be played to the other person during AI calls.
New: Customized greetings are also supported for outgoing calls.
New: All-new Xiaomi Health gives you more options and makes your health stats more accurate.
New: Put your device next to you before falling asleep to analyze your sleep cycle and record talking and snoring.
New: You can sync data with supported wearable and smart home devices.
New: Xiaomi Health can remind you to stand up and move when it detects that you’ve been sitting down for too long.
New: The app also analyzes your stats and gives you simple health advice.
New: Our new low-power consumption AI algorithm allows you to count steps and track workouts whenever your device is with you.
New: Swipe down from the upper right corner of your screen to open Control center.
New: Animated icons are a joy to look at!
New: Mi Ditto combines dictation and speech output, making mobile devices more convenient for people who have difficulties using conventionally designed smartphones.
New: Dark mode support is also provided for third party apps now.
New: Contrast is lowered automatically in low light conditions to protect your eyes.
New: Font weight is adjusted to Dark mode as well, reducing blur and glare.
New: Wallpapers can be displayed in darker palette when your device switches to Dark mode.
New: You can use custom images with Always-on display now.
New: Usage history saves all your choices and allows you to come back to them.
Fix: Lock screen items were shown on the Always-on display
New: Traffic and suggested routes to airports and train stations.
New: You can track your previous trips now.
New: Checklists for trips.
New: Alarms for train arrivals.
Mi Carrier Services
New: View your SIM balance and mobile data usage stats.
New: Save frequently used phone numbers to top up balance and buy mobile data later.
New: Buy SIM cards and services.
Updated Android Security Patch to July 2020. Increased system security.
New: Promotional messages are grouped according to their content now.
Removed: Lock screen and Always-on display issues in Second space
Status bar, Notification shade
New: All-new design.
New: Animated Home screen icons are neat and satisfying.
New: We’ve added a new animation for uninstalling apps.
New: Gravitational animations make returning to Home screen look seamless and natural.
New: More than 2000 new Always-on display themes.
New: Dashboard with the stats that cover 4 weeks is available now.
Optimization: New design makes your Screen time stats more comprehensible.
New: New animations bring the weather from outside directly to your screen.
New: Security introduces new comprehensive privacy protection mechanisms.
New: Lite mode simplifies your device and brings essential features up front.
New: New full screen gestures for switching between apps are available.
New: Use the floating shortcut to filter and sort items, as well as switch view.
New: New layout tailored for landscape orientation is available now.
New: We added lots of fresh animations that will accompany your actions.
New: Calendar cards will remind you about important events and anniversaries.
New: You can create folders with notes now.
New: New dynamic backgrounds look gorgeous!
New: Tasks are completed with a satisfying animation now.
New: Checklists of subtasks make managing your agenda much simpler.
New: New animations feel natural and refreshing.
New: Keep your home safe with smart home device alerts.
New: Binging your favorite shows will be more convenient with our new video toolbox.
New: Shared family storage plan is available now.
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